(Closed) Dress alterations look so different !! So angry!!!! Pics

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 16
1727 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I think the top part (shoulder/neck) is too high and the torso was too long so they just somehow shortened it at the neck (thereby ruining the cleavage neckline because that is now too high.) Also the waist: the lines should hit right at your waist not your hip) the shoulder lace is slightly to wide adding too the wide look.

It looks like they took in the bigger dress, but didn’t “proportion” it down making it look strange.

I don’t know it it is something you can fix, but that dress is a stunner in any case. You could sell it and start over if you have the time. But maybe you can talk to the seamstess and see what is possible. 

Good luck Bee!

Post # 17
1581 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017 - Ocean front

Agreed having pics from different angles is making it tough and my eyes are literally crossing looking back n forth for what’s different!! Clearly the looks in each are different but I don’t know if because side vs front on!!?? Uugh

Both look great but I do see what you mean….tough one bee!! :+(

Post # 18
636 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

To be honest I don’t see it. I think all the pictures look absolutely gorgeous on you. 

Post # 19
2625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Honestly, I really had to look to see anything different.  Even after really studying, the only thing I think could be different is the line by your hips or the angle of the line by your shoulder?  And, I really think that is due to the angle of the photo.  I really think you are overanalyzing this.

Post # 22
5018 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

I’m honestly not seeing a difference between the unaltered and altered dress.

Post # 23
9406 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

the problem isn’t the alterations, it’s that the lines on the sample were obviously on a dress a few sizes smaller than the one you bought. they made wider lines for a wider dress size.

how much did you take it in? I’m wondering if that’s the lines meant for your size because it does look like it’s meant for a size or two bigger and just got taken in

Post # 24
325 posts
Helper bee

Idk what you can do but the seamstress should have told you that the dress needs to be a smaller side before altering it. Maybe you should see if there’s another seamstress for a second opinion? Other than that, the dress is beautiful and I think it looks great. If you don’t like it I guess get another dress but I’d be furious with the bridal shop and tell them what happened so they can be sure it won’t happen again. 

Post # 25
5 posts
  • Wedding: September 2016

I am sooooo sorry you are fighting the dress. That is the one thing you have control over and should be completly happy with. This SAME exact thing happen to me! I am getting married in September also and thought about buying a sample dress off the rack with how unhappy I was. Your dress does appear to be wider. It is truly a shame and I question if they do it on purpose.

I recommend to Keep at it with alterations! Do not settle until you are happy. I have been back 4 times and they are completly restructuring the dress. It most likely is still too big but I promise they can get it right. Best of luck! 

Post # 26
1724 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I can see how the angle of the upper torso accent lines on the altered dress is not as dramatic as the sample dress, and yes, what the seamstress wrote is about what I’d have said – the extra width from it being a size or two larger resulted in the angles of those accent lines being more shallow.  

I still think you look great in it, but feel bad that you don’t like it.  Would it be worth it to try a second seamstress, showing them exactly what you are trying to say, here?  That is seems out of proportion, now, since it is larger than the sample, and so the lines are not fitting you as well?

Post # 27
6949 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

The dress is beautiful but compared to the one you tried on the lines do look different. The angles are off. I’m sorry you’re dealing with this. The shop should be responsible for replacing the dress since they ordered it two sizes larger or they should have warned you in advance that the size they would need to order to do alterations would cause it to look slightly different once it arrived.

Post # 28
569 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016 - Temecula, California

Damn. The dress looks freaking STUNNING when you tried it on. I’m sorry bee, I would be upset too. It does not look the same. Definitely looks wider. 

When my dress came in, it was just a little…off. I wasn’t completely happy with it so I called the manager of the store everyday until they rush ordered me a new dress. Lol. Maybe try that? Sorry if that’s no help but sometimes you have to take it that far lol. It’s better than spending more money on a new dress if a replacement is possible. 

Did they recommend the larger size?  

Post # 29
9 posts

Can you see if you can purchase the sample at a discount?

Post # 30
34 posts
  • Wedding: November 2014

Your seamstress is totally correct. Go back to the shop with that text, the dress, and demand a new dress in the size you tried on. The shop must fix it because they did the measuring and ordering. I have no idea why they would order up if you fit the sample dress so well. 

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